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Reference Book

References books used by me. This list is not complete, it represents just some of the main texts used in studying and practicing TCM

  1. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice. Ann.Intern.Med. 2002
  2. Maciocia,Giovanni: Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone 2004
  3. Maciocia,Giovanni: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text for
  4. Acupuncturists and Herbalists. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone 1989
  5. Maciocia,Giovanni: Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone 2004
  6. Maciocia,Giovanni: Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone 1995
  7. Maciocia,Giovanni: The Practice of Chinese Medicine: The Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone 1995
  8. Maciocia,Giovanni: The Channels of Acupuncture Cards: Clinical Use of the Secondary Channels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone 2006
  9. Deadman Peter, Al-Khafaji Mazin, Baker Kevin: A Manual of Acupuncture. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications. 1998
  10. Veith, Ilza and Huang Ti. Yellow Emporer’s Classic on Internal Medicine (Huang Ti Nei Jing). 1949. University of California Press.
  11. Carey, Donna and de Muynck, Marjorie. Acutonics: There’s No Place Like Ohm, Sound Healing,
  12. Oriental Medicine and the Cosmic Mysteries, Devachan Press, 2002.
  13. Gach, Michale Reed. Acupressure’s Potent Points, Bantam Books, 1990.
  14. Hickey, John. Shiatsu Anma Therapy, Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, 2005.
  15. Lundberg, Paul. The Book of Shiatsu, Simon and Schuster, 2003.
  16. Tedeschi, Marc. Essential Anatomy for Healing and Martial Arts, Weatherhill, 2000.
  17. Xu, Xiangcai. Chinese Tui Na Massage, YMAA Publication Center, 2002.
  18. The Tao of Nutrition, by Maoshing Ni, The Shrine of the Eternal Breath of Tao, 1987.
  19. Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine, by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, Ballantine Books, New York, 1991.
  20. Chinese Dietary Therapy, by Liu Jilin and Gordon Peck, Churchill Liverstone 1995.
  21. Eating Your Way to Health: Dietotherapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine, by Cai Jingfeng, Foreign Language Press, Beijing, 1996.
  22. Chinese Herbs with Common Foods, by Henry C. Lu, Kodansha International, Tokyo, 1997.
  23. Chinese System of Food Cures: Prevention & Remedies, by Henry C. Lu, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York, 1986.
  24. Chinese Dedicated Diet, ed. Zhang Enqin, Publishing House of Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, 1988.
  25. Staying Healthy with the Seasons, by Elson M. Haas, Celestial Arts, Berkeley, California, 1981.
  26. A Diet for All Seasons, by Elson M. Haas, Celestial Arts, Berkeley, California, 1995.
  27. Chinese Healing Foods, by Rosa LoSan and Suzanne LeVert, Pochet Books, New York, 1998.
  28. The Tao of Balanced Diet: Secrets of A Thin & Healthy Body, by Stephen Chang, Tao Publishing, San Francisco, 1987.
  29. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, by Dan Bensky & Andrew Gamble, Eastland Press, Seattle, Washington, 1993.
  30. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies, by Dan Bensky & Randall Barolet, Eastland Press, Seattle, Washington, 1991
  31. Healing with Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition, by Paul Pitchford, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 1993.

Sports Nutrition Poster

NEW! Poster for Sports and Active people. Its so important today for sports and active people to have the correct nutritional guidance. This poster is based on the Swiss Olympics Team’s nutritional pyramid. It displays specific details at a glance. Hanging it on the wall or behind a door, it looks great and you can consult it when you want to know what olympians are suggested to eat.

Sports Nutrition

By James O’Sullivan in Qi Points

2 pages, published 8/29/2013

Its so important today for sports and active people to have the correct nutritional guidance. This poster is based on the Swiss Olympics Team’s nutritional pyramid. It displays specific details at a glance. Hanging it on the wall or behind a door, it looks great and you can consult it when you want to know what olympians are suggested to eat.

Yang Ling Quan

English translation: Yang Mount Spring

International identity number: GB-34 or Gall Bladder 34

Location: Yang Ling Quan is located just below the knee on the lateral (little toe) side of the leg (see enclosed image).

To find it yourself, slide your finger up the outside of your leg until you hit a bony prominence. That’s the head of your fibula bone, and Yang Ling Quan is located just slightly in front of and below where the bone protrudes.

Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi, Resolves Damp Heat, Removes obstructions from the channel, Relaxes the sinews, Subdues rebellious Qi,

Yang Ling Quan (GB-34) is one of Ma Dan Yang’s ‘Twelve Heavenly Star Points’, long considered the pre-eminent list of the most important acupuncture points.

James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media.



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Autism and Chinese Medical Tuina

The study focused on the treatment of the sensory and self-regulatory deficits of many children, with autism. Doctors, researchers and academics have theorized that these two issues play a key role in social and language delays. The study titled A Model and Treatment for Autism at the Convergence of Chinese Medicine and Western Science: First 130 Cases focused on the effectiveness of Tuina Chinese medical acupressure to attend to the self-regulatory and sensory deficits and other autism symptoms.

The study carried out over 5 months, on 175 autistic children (130 in the study group and 45 in the control group). Parents were instructed how to perform the Tuina technique by trained professionals. The study outcomes focused on the affect the treatment had on the main symptoms of autism, language and social delay, parental stress levels, and sensory and self-regulatory deficits.

Autistic children showed significant improvements in sensory and self-regulation deficits after the 5 month period. Both evaluations performed by parents and pre-school teachers of the children showed significant improvements in the measures of autism after the study period compared to prior to initiating treatment. Parental stress levels also decreased significantly over the 5 month study.

The authors in the study concluded that Tuina might prove to be a beneficial autism treatment. They claim that their study demonstrated Tuina resulted in positive outcomes in self-regulatory and sensory deficits in autistic children, as well as a reduction in the severity of autism symptoms.

The article was published on June 10, 2011 by the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine.

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